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3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • CTS-V Coupe
  • CTS-V Wagon
  • CTS-V Sedan
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package

Prices

MSRP $48,290 $34,900 $35,905
Invoice $45,634 $32,110 $33,712
Avg. Paid N/A $26,963 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.3 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.6 8.5
Performance 8.1 8.6 8.0
Interior 7.5 7.6 8.2
Safety 9.7 9.6 9.2
Reliability 4.5 3.0 5.0
Operating Cost N/A 7.3 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Modern, upscale interior
  • Long list of standard features
  • Good safety and reliability scores
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Superb handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability score
Cons
  • Small, narrow trunk opening
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Less agile than some rivals
  • Leather isn’t standard
  • Polarizing exterior
  • Button-heavy center console

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/220 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 23 City / 34 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.40 110.6 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 191.30 182.5 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.50 71.3 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.00 56.3 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3920 3406 3726

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.0 - TBD - 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.80 40.3 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.44 42.0 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.73 55.1 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.74 - TBD - 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.20 37.7 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.06 35.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.72 55.1 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.99 - TBD - 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.6 17.0 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.0L/122 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 318 @ 6800 240 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 275 @ 4900 255 @ 1250 - 4800 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 35.40 - TBD - 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 34 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 15.8 18.5

Suspension

Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent multi-link 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard